Australia's northernmost town "Wyndham" is situated in the East Kimberley region approximately 3440 km north east of Perth.
The Wyndham Port Jetty was constructed entirely of timber in 1917. In the 1960's the original jetty was upgraded to a steel pile structure with a timber deck, followed by an upgrade to a concrete deck in the 1970's.
This time also saw an upgrade to the fender system which consisted to a combination of steel fender piles and walers with timber logs. As a result of this upgrade the jetty was capable of berthing vessels with up to a 26,000 tonne displacement.
In 2011, Maritime Constructions was contracted to undertake a further upgrade to this fendering system to increase the capacity of the jetty to berth vessels up to 34,000 tonne displacement.
Wyndham's 8.7m tide presented a unique challenge. Project specific staging was designed and fabricated in-house to ensure consistent access to the berth face. The custom designed two level staging allowed work to continue in all states of tide and resulted in a significant saving in time and hence cost to the client.
The provision of a secure working platform ensured the Maritime Constructions boilermakers conducting installation works could perform high quality welding.
The scope of works was as follows:
Department of Transport, Western Australia
URS Australia (Superintendents Representative)
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